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Ovarian Cancer Research Resources, and Clinical Trials February 18, 2012

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Ovarian Cancer Research Resources, and Clinical Trials

Inclusion on the list does not constitute an endorsement of any clinical trial, or treatment method.  Information only.   Please check out any resource that may be listed.

Clinical Trials

As a matter of policy, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance does not endorse any individual clinical trial or treatment.

ACRIN: American College of Radiology Image Network
http://www.acrin.org/HOME/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Clinical Trials and Insurance Coverage: A Resource Guide
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/insurance-coverage
Information on insurance coverage for clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute.

Clinical Trials: Questions and Answers
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Information/clinical-trials
National Cancer Institute fact sheet on clinical trials from 2006.

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
http://www.cancertrialshelp.org/
Information on cancer clinical trials, including results of research that The Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups conducted with cancer patients who have participated in clinical trials.

Learning About Clinical Trials
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning
Fact sheets and brochures on clinical trials from The National Cancer Institute that can be downloaded in PDF format. (The section on patient care costs is particularly helpful.)

10 Step Guide to Finding a Cancer Treatment Clinical Trial
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/treatment-trial-guide

Participating in a Trial: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning/questions-to-ask-about-participating
Lists sample questions related to clinical trials ranging from questions specific to study design to questions associated with insurance costs. Provides a good starting point for women who want to put together a list of questions to ask their doctors.

The Women’s Cancer Network—Clinical Trials
http://www.wcn.org/research/clinical_trials.html
Information on how clinical trials work and about specific clinical trials for gynecologic cancers.

Research

American Association for Cancer Research
http://www.aacr.org/
Information about research and links to publications and databases.

American Institute for Cancer Research
http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer
Educates the public about the results of research on diet and cancer prevention.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Research+Resources
Database of cancer research abstracts and current news on cancer research.

British Medical Journal
http://www.bmj.com/
Original scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political, and economic factors affecting health.

Hereditary Cancer Institute
http://medschool.creighton.edu/medicine/centers/hcc/index.php
Research and educational information about hereditary cancer as well as information on genetic testing and links of interest to those affected by cancer.

Journal of American Medical Association
http://jama.ama-assn.org/
An international peer-reviewed general medical journal promoting the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.

Journal of Clinical Oncology
http://jco.ascopubs.org/
Original research and reviews about women’s cancers, supportive care and quality of life issues, prevention, and pharmacology.

Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
http://www.gyneoncology.or.kr/
Access to articles about research in gynecologic oncology.

National Center of Competence in Research Molecular Oncology
http://www.nccr-oncology.ch/
Information about cancer research, comprehensive glossary, and links for further reading.

Ovarian Cancer Research Directory
www.ovariancancerresearch.thegcf.org

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
http://www.ocrf.org/index.php
Links to resources as well as information about fundraising events (primarily in New York).

Ovarian Cancer Research Program
http://cdmrp.army.mil/ocrp/default.htm
Information from the Department of Defense about the Congressional appropriations and funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

Research for Ovarian Cancer and Continued Survival (ROCCS)
http://www.roccs.org/
Offers education and public awareness about ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs)
http://spores.nci.nih.gov/current/ovarian/index.htm
Information about National Cancer Institute funded programs that focus on interdisciplinary cancer research with an exchange between specialists in laboratories and clinical settings.

The Lancet Interactive Medical Journal
http://www.thelancet.com/
An independent journal without affiliation to a medical or scientific organization that publishes high-quality clinical trials.

The Ovarian Cancer Institute
http://www.ovariancancerinstitute.org/aboutus.html
Information about ovarian cancer research, news, and events.

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